Lougazi powers by foes in Batavia feature trot September 21, 2019

Batavia, NY — Utilizing his usual method of starting slow and finishing fast, Lougazi scored his seventh win of the year in the $12,500 Open I Handicap trot at Batavia Downs on Friday night (Sept. 20). With Southern Palms and Jailhouse Buckaroo breaking off the gate, the abbreviated field of six turned into an immediate quartet led by Rose Run Speedster (Shawn McDonough) who took … Continue reading Lougazi powers by foes in Batavia feature trot »

HP Sissy goes season’s best in Batavia Open September 19, 2019

Batavia, NY — HP Sissy has been racing in the shadows of the mares competing in the top distaff class at Batavia Downs of late, settling for minor spoils since her only win in Genesee County this year on August 7. But with a renewed sense of purpose and a driver change that reunited her with the reinsman she scored her first win of the … Continue reading HP Sissy goes season’s best in Batavia Open »

Owens produces NYSS Night of Champions video September 17, 2019

Batavia, NY — Howard Owens, who is the Publisher and Editor of the online news source The Batavian, produced a compilation highlight video of the $1.8 million New York Sire Stakes Night of Champions that was held at Batavia Downs on Saturday night (Sept. 14). It features many great shots of the track, the fans, the horses and also includes several interviews from participants of … Continue reading Owens produces NYSS Night of Champions video »

Guaranteed Pick-5 Pool Wednesday at Batavia September 17, 2019

Batavia, NY — On Wednesday (Sept. 18) the Pick-5 pool at Batavia Downs Gaming and Hotel will be guaranteed at $2,500. The Pick-5 wager begins in race one and runs through race five. It is a 50-cent base wager and if all five winners aren’t selected, the carryover amount moves to the Friday program. Wednesday’s guaranteed pool is part of the United States Trotting Association’s … Continue reading Guaranteed Pick-5 Pool Wednesday at Batavia »

Five records fall in NYSS finals at Batavia Downs September 15, 2019

Batavia, NY — The weather was perfect, the track was lightning fast and 3,500 excited fans filled the property to watch eight divisions of the $1.8 million New York Sire Stake finals during the Night of Champions at Batavia Downs on Saturday night (Sept. 14). Two stake and three track records were rewritten during the night led by 2-year-old trotting filly Hypnotic Am (Chapter Seven-Daydream … Continue reading Five records fall in NYSS finals at Batavia Downs »

Keystone Apache cruises in Batavia September 14, 2019

Batavia, NY — Keystone Apache was a dominant force in the $10,500 Open II trot at Batavia Downs on Friday night (Sept. 13) and scored his eighth win of the year in the easiest of fashion. Keystone Apache (Billy Davis Jr.) left slowly and made a gradual attack at the lead. He got there by the quarter in :28.4 and from that point on, the … Continue reading Keystone Apache cruises in Batavia »

Experts Handicap NYSS Night of Champions at Batavia September 14, 2019

Batavia, NY — Seven industry publicists and handicappers give their selections for the $1.8 million New York Sire Stake Night of Champions finals and the $50,000 Robert J. Kane Memorial Invitational pace.   Dave Brower-Meadowlands broadcaster, handicapper and oddsmaker Race 2 7-2-1 Zero Tolerance has been virtually unbeatable in NY so far this year, but could get a nice test from the outer draw. So … Continue reading Experts Handicap NYSS Night of Champions at Batavia »

Local ties run deep in NYSS Night of Champions at Batavia September 13, 2019

Batavia, NY — When 64 of the best New York-bred trotters and pacers enter the paddock at Batavia Downs for the $1.8 million New York Sire Stakes (NYSS) Night of Champions on Saturday (Sept. 14), there will be three horsemen that will have a homecoming of sorts as their careers all got started in Batavia at the oldest lighted harness track in America. Ray Schnittker … Continue reading Local ties run deep in NYSS Night of Champions at Batavia »

Drivers will sign at NYSS Meet and Greet at Batavia September 13, 2019

Batavia, NY — Drivers competing in the $1.8 million New York Sire Stakes Night of Champions at Batavia Downs on Saturday night (Sept. 14) will be available trackside for a meet and greet autograph session before the races get underway from 5-5:30 p.m. They will be set up next to the Purple Haze Winner’s Circle for this event. Drivers who will be signing include Hall … Continue reading Drivers will sign at NYSS Meet and Greet at Batavia »

Undefeated in NYSS, Zero Tolerance rolls into finals at Batavia September 12, 2019

Batavia, NY — Zero Tolerance comes into her $225,000 New York Sire Stake (NYSS) Night of Champions final at Batavia Downs on Saturday (Sept. 14) with quite a body of work. She is the undefeated top point-getter (250) and highest earning 3-year-old pacing filly in her division ($177,500) and is currently the fourth richest filly in North America overall this year with $382,423 on her … Continue reading Undefeated in NYSS, Zero Tolerance rolls into finals at Batavia »